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Contest: In Case I'm Lost Win QR Code ID Custom Scan Membership


Contest is CLOSED. Congrats to Sandy Saponaro.

Every so often I get an email that really grabs my attention and boy, did the email from QR Code ID stop me in my tracks. They make a scan code that you can read with a phone app or enter on their website - that has your child's safety information in case of wandering or another separation incident. Genius or what?  The custom scan code costs $29 dollars a year (a year!) to keep "live" and you can order all sorts of items with the code on it at their shop.

Erin and Bruce Wilson have kindly agreed to give one lucky AofA reader a free code for a six months and two free T-shirts.

Please take a look at the QR Code ID website which explains the product and browse the store.  Leave a comment to enter.  Good luck!  KIM

From their site:

About: Bruce & Erin Wilson

"Our Son might run so Child Safety is a big concern"

We have started QR Code iD to help people that face the same fears we do. We are the proud parents of two children: our witty daughter Grace, and energetic son Jay who has moderate to severe Autism.

Jay's language is poor, so with the many other worries that go along with having a special needs child, we are afraid of what will happen to him if he runs off. QR Code iD stems from our desire to protect Jay.

One day when I went to pick Jay up from school another Mom came over and told me she had found Jay that morning. He was standing just within the unlocked entrance gate all by himself. School had started a while earlier, she managed to take him to the office. It took awhile for that to settle into my mind. What if he had left the school grounds? What if he got lost? I was accustomed to worry about him academically, socially, behaviorally but to worry about his safety felt unsettling. I was not sure how I could protect him.
How It Works:

    Become a member

    Input contact info, This can be changed in real time when needed

    Have special person wear the shirt or pin with code on it

    When lost, the code can be scanned by a smartphone/tablet or the number associated with the code can be entered manually into the home page of QR Code iD to access the contact

    Password protected secure site can be used to keep important information




This is really cool and fabulous idea!I really likes the idea of t shirt...This is really a wonderful idea for my sons..I am really looking forward to share this information with my son....Thumbs up!Well don.

Luna (@Heading_West)

Holy smokes. Brilliant idea! This would be awesome for my son, who I swear I should nickname Bolt. :)

Karibeth Soto

This is really cool! I like not having all of the info in plain sight for just anyone to see.
Everyone should have these!


Cool idea.
You could do this yourself pretty easily:
--Create a Google Docs document, add whatever information you want and set sharing to allow anyone with the link to read.
--Copy the link to the document to your clipboard
--Option: use a URL shortener like goo.gl or tinyurl. This will make a less-dense QR code that could be printed smaller.
--Paste the link into the URL box on goqr.me
--Download the .png file
--Use the .png file to create t-shirts, pins, temporary tattoos, etc.

Sandra Saponaro

Much needed!!!


This is a wonderful idea!! I would ask that they create high quality temporary tattoos with the code . . . for water park and beach days!! I would love to win, but will sign up regardless.


Fabulous idea! One of those, "Why didn't I think of that" moments.


Technology is amazing! Of course, I wish there wasn't such a demand for cool products like these. I don't know if my son would wear a pin, but the t-shirt idea sounds awesome.

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